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I keep a pair of high top Old Skool for motorcycle riding when it becomes too hot outside to wear boots. I know they provide absolutely zero protection in event of a wreck, but those are risks I am OK with taking. I like the plain vanilla canvas and rubber sneakers, and would probably wear those if I didn't already have a serious New Balance addiction..
 

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Depends on the water temp. Spring or fall surfing in the mid-atlantic? Gimme those bad boys.
 

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Diemme x Vans with many miles on them. Much thicker leather and more solid sole than the standard Vans version.
 

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My go-to sneakers are a pair of all black perforated leather Vans slip-ons. They're great because you can dress them up or down. They are the perfect pair of casual shoes. Great for driving, too. I wore mine out, and unfortunately (inexplicably), Vans doesn't make them anymore. So I had a pair custom made. They're not as nice as the originals, but they'll do. I wish the new pair had a black tag, black lining, and black soles like the old pair. Also, the perforations are farther apart.

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@Nader393 How'd you get a pair custom made? Like you went to a tailor with a pair of new slip ons and had them customised with new leather uppers? If so, props for going the extra mile.
 

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The Vans website allows you to custom spec your shoes. You can choose materials and colors. Cost $80, and takes about six weeks.
 

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happy to report that the duck vans are pretty puddle-proof.
 

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Thinking of owning my first pair of Vans. I want them to be slip-ons.

Which is more comfortable, the Pro's or the classic slip-ons? I know the Pro's got a cush insole and the outsole is also thicker.

Does the Pro and classic run the same size?
 
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